Medical Definition of withdrawal
1a: a pathological retreat from objective reality (as in some schizophrenic states)b: social or emotional detachment
2a: the discontinuance of administration or use of a drugb: the syndrome of often painful physical and psychological symptoms that follows discontinuance of an addicting substance <a heroin addict going through withdrawal>
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